it is located at the foot of Mount Maiella, the hotel is
not only within easy reach of both the Adriatic coast and
a large part of the western and eastern slopes of the mountain
but it also affords spectacular panoramic views of the same.
On very clear days it is even possible to see the Tremiti
Islands from here. Unsurprisingly, two phrases best defi
ne the municipality of Guardiagrele - the Terrace of the
Abruzzo region and the Gate to the Maiella.
The fact that we are close to the mountains (it feels that
you can almost reach out and touch them) means that it is
possible to take excursions into the national park and indeed
some itineraries begin close to the hotel in the valley
that has been carved out by the “Vesola” mountain
stream. This leads to the waterfall of San Giovanni, which
is 1,100 metres above sea level, Piana della Civita (870
metres above sea level), the splendid pine forest of Piana
delle Mele (930 metres above sea level), the Monache Valley,
situated 1,100 metres above sea level, Campanaro (1,470
metres) and Fonte Carlese, 1,725 metres above sea level.
Just a few metres away it is also possible to visit a regional
memorial grotto that was built in 1920 and contains frescoes,
painted on ceramic, of Basilio and Tommaso Cascella as well
as the tomb of the heroic Lieutenant of Vascello honoured
with a gold medal for valour, Andrea Bafi le.
The hotel is surrounded by numerous interesting and remote
villages that boast several archaeological museums and are
often animated by food and wine festivals or exhibitions
of typical local crafts that brighten up summer evenings.